Welcome to the Agnes Scott Arboretum.
The Agnes Scott Arboretum provides an interactive, interdisciplinary tree tour through the beautiful campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The featured topics are inspired by the liberal arts curriculum of Agnes Scott College. In keeping with the College’s commitment to the liberal arts, the Agnes Scott Arboretum invites visitors to reflect on the complex connections between trees and humans and the integral role that trees play in our lives.
On May 21, 2015, the Arboretum co-sponsored with the Tree Campus USA Tree Advisory Committee and the Office of Sustainability a wonderful project during the annual Community Day festivities at the College.
Eight members of the faculty and staff worked under the direction of campus arborist Dudley Hartel, Arboretum co-founder Jim Abbot, and Susan Granbery of the Georgia Forestry Commission to inventory about 50 trees in the northwest corner of the campus.
Participants learned about the whys and wherefores of a tree inventory and the data that they would be collecting that day. After being trained in the use of a laser rangefinder, the measuring of diameter at breast height (DBH), and all the other essentials of a tree inventory, two teams of four eager tree huggers apiece headed out under the trees. See below for pictures of a terrific day counting and measuring trees!